Written answers

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

EU Funding

Photo of Declan BreathnachDeclan Breathnach (Louth, Fianna Fail)
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183. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of PEACE and INTERREG funding since inception by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4264/19]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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As the Deputy will be aware, the PEACE and INTERREG programmes are important drivers of regional development in a cross-border context, and reflect the unique and specific circumstances on the island of Ireland. Through this EU-funded cooperation, a wide range of organisations have engaged in and benefitted from a variety of cross-border and cross-community projects throughout Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland. The programmes are managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, a North South Implementation Body established under the Good Friday Agreement.

The majority of projects supported under the PEACE and INTERREG programmes involve activities and beneficiaries on a regional basis rather than on a county basis; accordingly a detailed county breakdown is not available.

The following table shows funding awarded under PEACE since 1995 and under INTERREG since 2000, based on data available to the Special EU Programmes Body.

* Note re funding amounts:

Where both currencies are provided, they represent equivalent amounts and not separate amounts of funding. PEACE I funding amounts are only available in sterling and PEACE IV and INTERREG VA funding amounts are only available in euro.

ProgrammeAmount Awarded STGAmount Awarded EUR
PEACE I (1995-1999)£446 million-
PEACE II (2000-2006)£646 million*€989 million*
PEACE III (2007-2013)£264 million*€316 million*
PEACE IV (2014-2020)-€197 million
INTERREG IIIA (2000-2006)£115 million*€177 million*
INTERREG IVA (2007-2013)£205 million*€246 million*
INTERREG VA (2014-2020)-€ 253 million


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